November 11, 2010
Pharmacist Frank Coffin operated one of the first black-owned drugstores in Little Rock (Pulaski County), Childrens Drug Store, which he purchased in 1898. A native of Mississippi, Coffin held a Ph.G. degree from Fisk University and a pharmaceutical degree from Meherry Medical College, both in Nashville, Tennessee. He was also a published poet and at one time served as the secretary for Philander Smith College.